Design Team Wednesday~Nursery Floor Pillow Tutorial

15 Feb 2012

Fly A Kite Nursery Floor Pillow Tutorial

Hi! I'm Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade and I am SO excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team!! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a kite themed nursery floor pillow using Riley Blake's new Fly A Kite collection by October Afternoon. This step by step tutorial is for making a large floor pillow, however you can make a smaller version by simply eliminating a few steps. If you have any questions feel free to email me at maureencracknell@hotmail.com. Now let's get started!! What you'll need : : 4 - fat quarters or ... ...read more

Happy Valentines day!

14 Feb 2012

Show your sweetheart some love.   Learn how to make these Raw-Edge Machine Appliqué hearts today on Cutting Corners College taught by Deonn Stott.

Deonn demonstrates four different methods of raw edge applique...which one is your favorite? ...read more

Ruffle Heart Pincushion.

10 Feb 2012

Did you see today's pincushion on Cutting Corners College..... brought to you by our own Jen Allyson!  Perfect for Valentines Day! 

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Design Team Wednesday~Simple Spring Skirts

08 Feb 2012


  One reason that Liz and I started our blog was to show everyone that if we could sew, then basically anyone could.  We sometimes feel like we are living out Gusteau's line from the movie Ratatouille, when he said, "Anyone can cook!"   But we have changed it to "Anyone can sew!"    And we will prove it to you.  First there's me, Elizabeth, the girl who loved to sew in Junior High (I owe all my skills to Ms. Busto) but quit when she cared too much about what others thought of the Home Ec classes she was taking ... ...read more

Sun Hat!

07 Feb 2012

Don't miss today's Cutting Corners tutorial. I am dreaming of warmer days...your little ones will be ready for the beach with this Tulip Petal Sun Hat.

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Website Make-over

06 Feb 2012

What do you think of our new Blog make-over?  We are working on making our entire website more user friendly....stay tuned. 

FYI: We just released a new video today that talks about our new Riley Blake Designs' Project Kits.  We pre-sold these kits at Quilt Market in Houston and are letting everyone know that they are now available.

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Where Women Create!!

03 Feb 2012

We feel very honored to be featured in this month's issue of Where Women Create and are extremely excited to announce a series of articles under the title of the Business of the Studio that will be running throughout the year.

This is a teaser page, we have two more additional pages in the magazine that we hope you will enjoy.  This article gives you a taste of what it takes to make art into fabric.  Special thanks to Lori Holt, Lila Tueller, Amanda Herring and Carina Gardner for helping in the photo shoot. And as always thanks to ... ...read more

Design Team Wednesday~Notebook Folder Tutorial

01 Feb 2012

Hi there, I am Becky from Ucreate .  I am so excited to be a part of the Riley Blake Design Team. 

This year I look forward to sharing some great tutorials with you using the amazing fabric of Riley Blake Designs .  This month I chose some fabric from the Dainty Blossoms fabric line.  Posy Blue and Blooms Pink to be exact!  With that glorious fabric I have created a NOTEBOOK FOLDER TUTORIAL just for you wonderful Riley Blake Blog readers.  Enjoy! Supplies: 2 fat quarters 1/4 yd. fusible interfacing 1/4 yd. thin batting 1 Riley Blake 2” button ... ...read more

Pincushion Jar

27 Jan 2012


Andy Knowlton uses Daisy Cottage fabric to create today's pincushion tutorial which is a smart and simple idea....a pincushion with storage. Thanks Andy! Visit Cutting Corners College and be a part of our pincushion club every Friday. ...read more

Toaster Cover

24 Jan 2012

You are going to want to make today's project on Cutting Corners College. Check out this Toaster Cover designed by Rebecca Woods of Charley, Dee and Me.

Who does not have a toaster ?!....and what a cute way to add a little color to your kitchen. ...read more

Nancy Zieman's Tablet Keeper

23 Jan 2012

We are thrilled to be included in Nancy Zieman's Blog tour. Thank you for dropping by and seeing our finished product. Front View

Middle view Back view Using Nancy's Templates made this project quick and easy.  We used Laminates from Sunny Happy Skies which makes this Tablet Keeper easy to clean. Take advantage of Nancy's website and see all that she offers online.  Visit nancyzieman.com/blog and see other stops on the blog tour hop and register for prizes. ...read more

Sprocket Pincushion

20 Jan 2012

We love Fridays...welcome to this week's pincushion club. Visit Cutting Corners College and learn how to make this Sprocket Pincushion, brought to you by Amy Chappell.

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